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Beach Erosion Put Resorts in Hopkins at Risk, Belize

The pristine beaches of Hopkins, on Belize eastern coast, have always attracted visitors, but recently the region’s appeal has drastically changed due to accelerated beach erosion. It has been determined that the problem was being caused by a groyne built by Hopkins Bay.

Something Strange is Happening to Sea Bright’s Beach, NJ

A section of the beach, newly widened after Hurricane Sandy, is eroding so fast that fledging dunes can’t take hold to help with storm protection.

NOAA Announces Long-Term Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Research Priorities

As part of the final version of the science plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, NOAA announced 10 long-term research priorities in the Gulf of Mexico, including how the Gulf’s waters, natural resources, fisheries and coastal communities are all interconnected.

Risk of a Collision-Related Oil Spill on the Gulf of Finland Could Up to Quadruple in the Future

The Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea is the riskiest of waterways in the world’s oceans due to the high frequency of crossing vessels between Helsinki and Tallinn. Oil tanker traffic to Russia in particular has continued to increase.

That ‘More Realistic’ Sea-Level Report? Not Good News for NC

An Op-Ed by Robert Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and a professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University.

Global Greenhouse Gas Levels Reach New Monthly Record

In another ominous sign of human-caused climate change, US government scientists said Wednesday that global carbon dioxide concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million.

Study: Why Blue Whales Can’t Avoid Barges, Ocean Liners

A new study reveals why ocean-going ships pose such a big threat to the whales: the gentle giants simply don’t know how to get out of the way.

Storm Surge Expected to Cause Erosion, Rip Currents along Treasure Coast, Florida

News
May
6

A strong storm brewing in the Atlantic Ocean is causing strong rip currents along the Treasure Coast, with the risk of erosion along the shoreline.

Climate: 9 Questions on Rising Seas

How and why are the seas rising?

Two Dead in new Mexico Oil Rig Accident

News, Pollution
May
5

At least two workers died Tuesday as an oil maintenance platform tilted over the sea off Mexico’s east coast, forcing the evacuation of 101 employees, the Pemex energy firm said.

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